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Planning a new 72ns scale NAUTILUS

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Postby modelnut » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:37 pm

Placed an order with Cast Your Anchor on 30 January. Today is 22 February and I am still waiting for my order. :?

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Postby modelnut » Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:49 am

Last post was in February. It's now October.

The GZ was not good enough for a direct conversion as I thought it would be. That bowing I mentioned brought that idea to a halt.

BUT.

From the ashes of that idea a rose is blooming. :D

(Oh. My apartment flooded in the interim. That put any and all projects aside for quite a while. :cry: )

Bought a 4-inch PVC pipe at Home Depot. Cut it to length and placed it in the center. Then I cut the fore and aft sections from Hawks GZ kit. The bow is eliminated! My NAUTILUS will swim straight and true.

Skimming the facets now. Looks like a week of sanding ahead. :roll:

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Postby U812 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:38 pm

Modelnut I got your PM at SP. Glad to hear you are going forward and I had some influence on you! ;)

I like the drawings very much. Can't wait to see you get started.

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Postby modelnut » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:17 pm

Steve!

Yes! You have reinspired me. :D

With your example (and your CD) I think I will actually finish her this time. :shock:

For anyone who thinks to do what I have done, bash this zeppelin into a submarine, be warned. The Hawk GZ is not that round. Besides the facets normal to an airship, this kit was a bit squashed. Instead of having a circular cross section, it is oblate --- squashed vertically. I am having to apply more putty on the upper and lower surface to correct this. :cry:

May post pictures tomorrow.

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Postby modelnut » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:14 am

No pictures of my build yet. But new drawing of the plan:

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I adapted this with Paint from an image in the book, LXG: The Black Dossier.

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Postby modelnut » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:08 pm

Still no pictures but making progress. :D

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Got advice from another builder that the vertical portion of the aft rudder is important for stability in turns. AND having the rudder in the propellr wash is supposed to be more effective says same builder. So may go for Goff-type tail. Which will mean another drawing. :roll:

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Re: Planning a new 72ns scale NAUTILUS

Postby kurt250 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:01 pm

modelnut, try some of the doll house suppliers. many are victorian and have wood and brass hardware and fittings and period furnature. i've used them in model g scale garden railroads. there sre stores in some bigger cities and web sites. also many carry scale lumber and trim for victorian period . kurt250
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Re: Planning a new 72ns scale NAUTILUS

Postby modelnut » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:21 pm

Ahead of you. I have some Victorian dollhouse bits on hand. :D

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